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Now

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Now( )
now( )
Now( )
Now( )
Now( )

Description

The Now function constructs a Timestamp representing the transaction’s start time.

Multiple calls to Now within a single transaction produce the same timestamp. During a temporal query, Now still means the transaction’s start time, not the temporal query’s specified timestamp.

Parameters

None.

Returns

A Timestamp which represents the transaction’s start time.

Examples

The following query returns a Timestamp for the transaction’s start time:

client.query(
  q.Now()
)
.then((ret) => console.log(ret))
.catch((err) => console.error(
  'Error: [%s] %s: %s',
  err.name,
  err.message,
  err.errors()[0].description,
))
Time("2019-10-02T19:34:56.789012Z")
result = client.query(
  q.now()
)
print(result)
FaunaTime('2020-01-27T21:33:13.631869Z')
result, err := client.Query(
	f.Now())

if err != nil {
	fmt.Fprintln(os.Stderr, err)
} else {
	fmt.Println(result)
}
{346000000 63739344055 <nil>}
try
{
    Value result = await client.Query(
        Now()
    );
    Console.WriteLine(result);
}
catch (Exception e)
{
    Console.WriteLine($"ERROR: {e.Message}");
}
FaunaTime(2020-10-26T23:56:52.326Z)
Now()
Time("2021-06-21T21:21:27.237Z")
Query metrics:
  •    bytesIn:  12

  •   bytesOut:  47

  • computeOps:   1

  •    readOps:   0

  •   writeOps:   0

  •  readBytes:   0

  • writeBytes:   0

  •  queryTime: 2ms

  •    retries:   0

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